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The Natural Bridge +

US 11 & 130, 15 Appledore Lane

Natural Bridge, VA 24578

(540) 291-2121

Striking? Majestic? Visit the immense natural wonder and National Historic Landmark, The Natural Bridge, and discover why photos don’t do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it.

Tune in to the soothing sound of the creek as you follow the Cedar Creek Nature Trail beyond the Bridge to Lace Falls. Chat with Living History staff in the Monacan Indian Village; experience and learn about life 300 years ago.  When darkness falls return your gaze to the Bridge during the colorful “Drama of Creation”… all with The Natural Bridge ticket!

Also explore nature’s magnificent underground landscape on a guided tour of Natural Bridge Caverns; purchase admission along with The Natural Bridge and save on all attractions.

Stay, and save too - Escape Packages booked online are a great value on accommodations in the Natural Bridge Hotel, breakfast, and attractions.  For special offers, visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com.

The Natural Bridge, located on US 11, is off the Blue Ridge Parkway (MP 61.6, 63.7), and off I-81 exit, 175 or 180.

Striking? Majestic? Visit the immense natural wonder and National Historic Landmark, The Natural Bridge, and discover why photos don’t do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it.

 

Tune in to the soothing sound of the creek as you follow the Cedar Creek Nature Trail beyond the Bridge to Lace Falls. Chat with Living History staff in the Monacan Indian Village; experience and learn about life 300 years ago.  Surround yourself with hundreds of exotic and native butterflies in Virginia’s largest indoor butterfly garden, “Butterflies at the Bridge”.  Step back in time in the Wax Museum, and Toy Museum.  When darkness falls return your gaze to the Bridge during the colorful “Drama of Creation”… all with The Natural Bridge ticket!

 

Also explore nature’s magnificent underground landscape on a guided tour of Natural Bridge Caverns; purchase admission along with The Natural Bridge and save on all attractions. 

 

Stay, and save too- Escape Packages booked on-line are a great value on accommodations in the Natural Bridge Hotel, breakfast, and attractions.  For special offers, visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com.

 

The Natural Bridge, located on US 11, is off the Blue Ridge Parkway (mp 61.6, 63.7), and off I-81 exit, 175 or 180.

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Highlights & Happenings

  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, comprises this popular park and lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks make up the largest developed area set as
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • At the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is perhaps the best representation of the varied combination of natural and cultural resources anywhere along the Parkway corridor. Visitors can tour a collection of nineteenth century far
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks comprise the largest developed area set aside for public recreati
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 67th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
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